Apple’s Online Store Is Currently Offline For Updates

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http://techcrunch.com – Apple’s online store went offline on Thursday evening — sporting the usual “We’ll be back. We’re busy updating the Apple Store for you and will be back soon” missive  (h/t to AllThingsD which spotted the store was AWOL). The store has been down for at least three hours. Apple typically takes its online store offline ahead of new product launches, but with no Apple event officially scheduled, it’s not clear what the latest swathe of downtime relates to. We recently reported an Apple investor’s claim that Cupertino plans to send out invites next (IT news)